“I will do my best to promote Driffield”

Driffield Town Council - Mayor Making Ceremony 2014.

Driffield Town Council - Mayor Making Ceremony 2014.

Driffield’s new mayor is Coun Phil Stocker, who was sworn into office during a special ceremony in the community centre council chamber.

He replaces Coun Heather Venter, who was presented with a shield and a past mayor’s badge in recognition of her year of office.

Coun Stocker’s consort will be his wife, Jasmine, and his deputy will be Coun Matt Rogers.

Coun Stocker nominated St John ambulance cadets and the Driffield Old Folks Tea as his charities for the year.

He said that he would do his best to promote Driffield wherever he went and said that nnetworking with people from other towns was very worthwhile.

Outgoing mayor Coun Venter thanked her deputy, Coun David Credland, and the council for the support they had givemn her during her term in office.

She also offered her heartfelt thanks to the clerk, Claire Binington, and deputy clerk Rachel Parker, for the help and support they had given her.

During the year, Coun Venter had raised money for Macmillan cancer support and the Driffield Stroke Club.

The new deputy mayor Coun Matt Rogers said: “When I joined the town council three years ago, it was not my intention to be sat or stood up here.

“But thank you to the people who nominated me and those who voted for me. I will do what I can to support Phil and the rest of the town council.

“It is not my intention to become the mayor but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.”




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